Meffan Museum & Art Gallery


20 West High Street, Forfar, Angus, DD8 1BB

    Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, in the centre of Forfar, is both a local history museum and an art gallery. A diverse programme of art exhibitions, across the full year, brings the work of local, national and internationally-renowned artists to Forfar.

    Two galleries are devoted to the exhibition programme.  Details of the current exhibition can be found on Facebook - The Meffan Gallery.

    Within the museum space, you can explore the Forfar Story by wandering through a recreation of an old narrow cobbled street, called The Vennel, and you can peer inside several small shops.  There is Peter Reid's sweet shop, a knockmaker's workshop and a baker's shop, with displays of bread and bridies.

    You can also examine several enigmatic sculptured stones, in a Pictish stones display.



    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    Day Times
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 10:00 17:00
    Wednesday 10:00 17:00
    Thursday 10:00 17:00
    Friday 10:00 17:00
    Saturday 10:00 17:00
    Sunday Closed

    Phone museum staff on 0044 1307 476482 for Christmas and New Year opening times


    • Some or all of the displays/exhibits/parts of the attraction
    • The main entrance has level access


    • Closed Circuit TV
    • Hearing Loop
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Public Transport Directions

    Travelling to Meffan Museum & Art Gallery by CAR    Forfar is on the A90 route, between Dundee and Aberdeen, approximately 14 miles north of Dundee.  Travelling on the A90 dual carriageway, turn off this route when you see direction signs for Forfar A94.  Drive to the centre of Forfar on the A94.  Once you arrive in the central area, you will find several public car parks.

    Meffan Museum & Art Gallery is located at 20 West High Street.  The museum postcode is DD8 1BB.

    Travelling to Meffan Museum & Art Gallery by BUS    Forfar is on a direct bus route from Dundee.  You can travel to central Forfar and depart the bus on West High Street, near the museum at No. 20.

    Travelling to Meffan Museum & Art Gallery by TRAIN    The nearest mainline railway station to Forfar is in Dundee.  After leaving the train, catch a bus to Forfar and follow the instructions for travelling to the Meffan by bus.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point


    • There is an audible alarm system
    • There is a visual alarm system
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the ramp


    • There is a lift

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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